Turkish restaurant under attack
Three people are dead, including a Turkish citizen, in the Burkina Faso cafe attack, a local hospital announced.
Security forces have been deployed in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, after an attack was reported.
Police spokesman Captain Guy Ye said that authorities believe a Turkish restaurant in the area came under attack.
Soldiers are on the scene with armoured vehicles as they launch an operation against suspected jihadists in the city.
Burkina Faso attacks aftermath
Sat, January 16, 2016
Terror attacks broke out in Burkina Faso at the Splendid Hotel in the West African state's capital, Ouagadougou, where four jihadist attackers were reportedly killed, leaving over 22 dead.
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Damaged vehicles outside Splendid Hotel, Burkina Faso
Minister of communication Remi Dandjinou confirmed that security operations are underway at a Turkish restaurant, named Aziz Istanbul Patisserie, which is part of the hotel Bravia.
The assailants were reportedly armed with automatic firearms.
Witnesses said three armed men arrived in a 4×4 at around 10:30pm BST [9:30pm local time] and opened fire on customers sitting outside the cafe.
One person who was in the hotel at the time of the incident said there are several victims following the attack.
Last year, Islamic terrorists killed 30 people when they launched an overnight assault on a hotel in the city which had been popular with UN staff and foreigners.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world.
It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic extremists.
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